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Abbreviation for "Vigne et du Vin" Institute of Vine and Wine Research, the largest wine research center in the world. It was founded in Bordeaux in 2007 and is made up of 15 institutes previously distributed among the four Universities of Bordeaux and other research centers. The center, which covers more than 9,000 square meters, has invested 21 million euros, some of which come from EU funds. About 400 students are to be trained annually in a university degree as Diplôme National d'Oenologue (DNO = Diplomönologe). Over a hundred scientists carry out applied and basic research. Research foci range from improving breeding practice to developing the cultural aspects of wine. Another important teaching address in France is the Department of Viticulture of the "École Nationale Supérieur Agronomique" as a branch of the University of Montpellier, See also below Wine-producing institutions,

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